9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Pyhatunturi
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 day
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kemi
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Pyhatunturi

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi trip planning tool.

Mumbai, India to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Pyhatunturi is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in September, things will get much colder in Pyhatunturi: highs are around 14°C and lows about 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 22nd (Sun), catch all the local highlights with Feelapland, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi sightseeing planner.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. September in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Kemi

— 1 night
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 24th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church, then stop by Icebreaker Sampo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kemi day trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kemi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kemi can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:

Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kemi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Kemi in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.